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DLT's Deadlocks - NFL Picks Week 12 2014

DLT finally breaks from average and goes...below average

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Welp, last week I was complaining about hitting my average for the past couple weeks. The NFL Gods saw fit to rectify that by slamming me with a 7-7 50% week.  My biggest concern with the picks were my upset specials, 0 for 3 last week and now I've missed on 8 straight. My last correct upset special was in Week 7.

Sooner or later I have to break that string, right?

Anywho, on to Week 12.

Last Week: 7-7 50% Upset Specials: 0-3

Season: 97-64 60% Upset Specials: 5-16 24%

Byes: Steelers, Panthers

Thursday Night

Chiefs 30, Raiders 17 - This is a dangerous game for KC. Going to the Black hole during a night game takes your life into your own hands, especially since Raider fans are angry at their team's winless record. KC fans - DO NOT GO TO THIS GAME.

Sunday

Upset Special #1 Browns 27, Falcons 20 - Atlanta can only beat their NFC South brethren.

Eagles 30, Titans 13 - Last week Mark Sanchez looked like the guy who butt fumbled. Good thing the Flaming Thumbtacks come in to help him get back on track.

Patriots 24, Lions 17 - Brady at home = victory. The Lions may be better but they're still the Lions, on the road, in November.

Packers 30, Vikings 20 - Minnesota is at home playing outdoors in late November...it's how football should be played.

Colts 30, Jaguars 13 - Thankfully for the Jags, they have their QB. They just need everything else.

Bengals 23, Texans 13 - Houston got the surprise win last week but the Bengals appear to be coming out of their funk.

Bills 27, Jets 17 - Lots of snow in Buffalo. Also, Rain is wet. Fire is hot.

Upset Special #2 - Buccaneers 27, Bears 20 - I know, every Buc fan on this site is screaming NOOO! Don't jinx us. The way I look at it, Lovie's team is going to ball out for their coach and I have to get one of these right at some point. Hey draftnik, stop dancing a jig with your Mariota jersey on. You don't know, I could get this one right! That's why they play the games!

Seahawks 27, Cardinals 20 - The smoke-and-mirrors of the Cards continue to perplex. I just don't see how they can face the 12th man with Drew Stanton and come out with a victory.

Chargers 20, Rams 10 - St. Louis shocked the world with an upset of Denver but it looks like the Chargers have righted their ship.

Broncos 30, Dolphins 17 - PEYTON MAD, PEYTON SMASH! He's been getting mad a lot this season.

49ers 17, Washington 10 - Washington's dysfunctional side show hits the road. The Niners haven't exactly been impressive but it's all about the W's.

Sunday Night

Cowboys 30, Giants 17 - Eli Manning is doing his darndest to make sure he tarnishes his legacy. Two super bowls? Great. But when Eli is bad...he's really really bad.

Monday Night

Upset Special #3: Ravens 27, Saints 17 - Three straight home losses for New Orleans? Impossible you say? Have you seen the Saints defense play football? Me either.